Dieter, Beware: Weight-loss Fads Can Be Bad For Your Health

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are probably more so,” says Paulette Lambert, director of nutrition at the California Health & Longevity Institute, a medical and fitness center in Westlake Village. “My patients who fly in to New York from L.A. are so different from my usual patients,” says Dr. Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas, assistant clinical professor at Yale University School of Medicine and director of the Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center in New York. “They’re like ‘Get me to where I need to be [weight-wise] at all costs.’ ” “Diet fads seem to cycle back around about once every 10 or 12 years. Long enough for people to try a fad diet, see that it doesn’t work, forget that it doesn’t work, then try it all over again. Sometimes these diets are just repackages with different names,” Lambert says.
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Weight Loss After Divorce: How Splitting Up Inspired Michelle Kimbrell To Shed 50 Pounds (PHOTOS)

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Related Stories Ecstasy users have higher risk of sleep apnea: study An obese tot from Saudi Arabia has become the youngest person to undergo bariatric surgery. When he was just 18 months old, the boy weighed almost 73 pounds, according to the International Journal of Surgery . He had a Body Mass Index (BMI) of about 41 and had trouble breathing throughout the night because of sleep apnea. RELATED: OBESE KIDS LIKELY TO HAVE 3 OR MORE SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS: STUDY Doctors decided the 2 1/2-year-old should have a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy after they determined his unhealthy weight was not caused by genes or heredity.
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Morbidly obese toddler undergoes weight-loss surgery

I wanted to get mad, scream, destroy things but all I could do was run. So I ran. Every day I took my aggression out on the pavement. Running gave me time off from divorce. It cleared my mind and helped me feel centered. It was also something that was just mine and helped me feel empowered. I wasn’t part of a couple any longer and no longer had the crutch of another person to rely on.
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